Peperomia make good indoor plants. As houseplants they are low maintenance, with fleshy leaves that mean they can retain water in their leaves like succulents.
One of the main things to consider when taking care of a peperomia plant is its position. These plants come from tropical jungles, where some species grow on trees and others on the jungle floor. To keep your peperomia happy this means that their ideal position is one where they get bright, indirect light. They don’t need or enjoy direct sun.
Although some peperomia have the common name radiator plant, avoid putting plants right next to a radiator as their compost will dry out quickly. The name is more likely to refer to the fact that peperomia need warm air, so keep plants in a room where temperatures don’t drop below 10ºC in winter.
A healthy peperomia should live for 5-10 years at least. As long as you take care not to overwater them, these are easy plants that are perfect for beginners.